Thursday, June 5, 2008

GLASSWING BUTTERFLY OF SOUTH AMERICA

My sister-in-law sent me this in an email this morning, and it is so gorgeous I just had to share this out here.


The Glasswing Butterfly Lives in South America.

A butterfly with transparent wings is rare and beautiful. As delicate as finely blown glass, the presence of this rare tropical gem is used by rain forest ecologists as an indication of high habitat quality and its demise alerts them of ecological change. Rivaling the refined beauty of a stained glass window, the translucent wings of the Glasswing butterfly shimmer in the sunlight like polished panes of turquoise, orange, green, and red. All things beautiful do not have to be full of color to be noticed; in life that which is unnoticed has the most power.



2 comments:

DreamON said...

What a beautiful creature! I have enjoyed reading thru your blog, especially your interviews and the mermaid construction!

Jewel said...

Oh, how gorgeous! I never knew there was such a beautiful creature out there. Thank you for sharing :3 That gives me some inspiration for my art.